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We are all consumers now, consumers first and foremost, consumers by right and by duty. The day after the 11/9 outrage George W.Bush, when calling Americans to get over the trauma and go back to normal, found no better words than “go back shopping”. It is the level of our shopping activity and the ease with which we dispose of one object of consumption in order to replace it with a “new and improved” one which serves us as the prime measure of our social standing and the score in the life-success competition. To all problems we encounter on the road away from trouble and towards satisfaction we seek solutions in shops.

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The London Riots – On Consumerism coming Home to Roost | Social-Europe.eu 2011-08-09
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Don't be the product, buy the product!

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